REinventing MLS

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Welcomes Art Carter as its Newest Board Member

CRMLS Chief Executive Officer Joins Chicagoland MLS Giant as a Strategic Manager

LISLE, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2016) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced that Art Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS), has been elected to MRED’s Board as its new Strategic Manager.

MRED created the position of Strategic Manager, to be filled by up to two individuals at the discretion of and election by MRED’s Board members.  Strategic Managers are invited onto the Board because of their expertise and participate on an advisory basis.  Their input is invited to enhance the ability of MRED’s leadership to make the best decisions and serve their real estate professionals in the most effective manner.

As CEO, Mr. Carter oversees the strategic direction of CRMLS.  With more than 80,000 agents, it is the MLS serving the largest number of real estate professionals in the country, encompassing thirty-six (36) REALTOR® associations across California.  Mr. Carter has been CEO of CRMLS since 2005, and under his leadership it has successfully merged with three other MLSs, obtaining over 40,000 new members.  Mr. Carter is one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and one of the Top 20 Association/MLS Executives in the Swanepoel Power 200.  In 2012, he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of this dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the Association Management profession.  A Past President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), he is currently serving as the Chair of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

“MRED is a powerhouse in the MLS industry,” said Mr. Carter.  “I look forward to joining the leadership of such a distinguished organization.  It is more important than ever for the industry to work together, and my new role will enable two of the largest MLSs in the country to collaborate at the highest level.“

“Art Carter is one of the most respected voices in our industry,” said MRED President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen.  “I speak for MRED’s Board and myself when I state how fortunate we feel to have Art join our Board.  His broad industry experience and noteworthy accomplishments will be invaluable to MRED as we address the many challenges ahead.”

About MRED

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to more than 40,000 brokers and appraisers and nearly 8,000 offices.  MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.  MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for three years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey.  MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for five consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal.  For more information please visit

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